used to create an hourglass figure as an adjunctive procedure to abdominoplasty
which elevates, redrapes and tightens the abdomen and
waist. The floating ribs (numbers 11 and 12)
do not come all the way around to meet the breast
bone in the front. Number 12 is only on the back and sides while 11 does
come to the front of
the body. Most of ribs 11 and 12 and occasionally 10 are removed to give
patients a more feminine hourglass
figure via an abdominoplasty incision. This operation should
not be treated lightly. It is
not reversible and should be done in the hospital with an overnight
stay. The patient has to be a candidate
for an abdominoplasty before rib removal is performed.
The ribs do not grow back.
This patient has
had a previous abdominoplasty with the outer edges of the lower abdominal
incision placed to low and an unsightly round scar around the belly
button. Revision involved raising the outer ends of the lower scar
to allow the scar to lie within the boundaries of bikini skin tan
lines and make it more easily hidden under clothing. Ribs 10, 11 and
12 were removed on the front and sides of the chest at the time of
surgery leaving the back portion of the ribs intact for protection
against trauma to internal organs. Although the hourglass shape after
surgery is apparent rib removal in and of itself will not decrease
one's waist size or circumference. That is accomplished by the abdominoplasty
portion of the operation.
Breast surgery was performed elsewhere by another surgeon.
can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Realistic expectations
are important to be happy with any surgery. As each patient is an individual,
different results can be expected in each patient.
Dr. Aaron Stone
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120 South Spalding Dr, Suite 330
Los Angeles,Ca. 90212